When you are teaching English in a smaller town in Japan that has chronically understaffed schools, news of a new teacher is pretty exciting.
During my shift at work, my coworkers and I learned that the new teacher, Vivian from England, had just arrived in Numazu. Super Dave and I decided it would be fun to get some people together to welcome her to the neighbourhood. We left work with one of the Japanese staff, and on the walk towards the NOVA apartments we texted and called several other people. By the time we knocked on Vivian’s door, we had 7 people ready to greet her. We all piled into her apartment for a bit, then took her out for beer and sushi.
You can’t go wrong with beer and sushi!